Gathering an all-star cast, The Gentlemen directed by guy Ritchie is an adaptation of British criminals that guarantees two factors: comedy and charismatic action.
Guy Ritchie has long built his name as a talented and charming director with the gangster and crime genre, since Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels was brought out in 1999. The Gentlemen – the latest work of the British filmmaker – continues to follow this familiar theme. Owning an outstanding cast of actors including Charlie Hunnam, Matthew McConaughey, Henry Golding, Colin Farrell, and Hugh Grant, the movie completely satisfies the public in terms of entertainment with a fast rhythm, humor, mixed with exciting action and an unmistakable sense of fashion.
The Gentlemen film revolves around the British criminal world, where a cannabis tycoon named Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) plans to sell his over ten lush farms to a witty Jew called Matthew Berger (Jeremy Strong ). However, while Mickey and juniors Raymond Smith (Charlie Hunnam) were doing their business, Dry Eye (Henry Golding) appeared and put his nose in. Between the payments and flip truss of the mafia world, Fletcher (Hugh Grant), a curious detective comes to Raymond to blackmail him because he has exclusive information about what is going on, who is the mastermind …
The film redefines aesthetics for men
Guy Ritchie is known for being a “dashing” guy, so it’s no surprise that the director brings his sense of fashion to his brainchild. Sometimes it worked (The Man from U.N.C.L.E), sometimes failed (King Arthur and Aladdin are two good examples). This time, The Gentlemen movie falls into the first category.
The work possesses definitive cuts, humorous dialogue, jokes making fun out of anyone from black, white, yellow, rich, poor, Jewish, LGBT + … In terms of masculinity, perhaps The Gentlemen is Guy’s most masculine film, more than The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Yes, he likes making movies about muscular handsome guys wearing suits running around and murdering on the street. And he is good at it!
The fitting suits, expensive glasses, the self-designed checkered uniforms, the brand shoes … all exuded a true gentleman feeling, at first sight, caught the eyes of the audience. Here are some trivia to show how carefully and mindfully Ritchie dressed his cast up: glasses of the MMA trainer played by Colin Farrell are vintage from an exclusive private store, Fletcher’s clothes were reddened to turn Hugh Grant into a walking fox, revealing this man’s deceitful nature.
Not to mention, Guy Ritchie also liked the Louboutin shoe so much that he fixed a scene to “show off”. As a result, we have a film that, despite its modern setting, still has a classic, elegant look from the costumes to the character’s demeanor. Witnessing Charlie Hunnam in an elegant suit, grooming hair and beard, and exclusive glasses, every man must be jealous.
The cast is all-stars but “unevenly bright”
Taking on the lead role of Michael/Mickey, Matthew McConaughey could not become the brightest star because his role did not have a highlight. It’s just a gangster tycoon that’s good at dressing up and acting like a king without much progress in psychology. Another reason may be because Matthew has become a golden face in the crime genre, he traded from stocks to drugs in previous movies, so another about cannabis did not make people too surprised.
Perhaps the most graceful movie character should have been given to Hugh Grant’s Fletcher. This is an energetic, charismatic role and the owner of the film’s impressive lines. Towards the end, more and more people recognized the detective’s portrait. He is a parasite, living by collecting information to build up the story. If the story was true, he would use it to blackmail the victim.
In case it was not true (half-truth is not true), it’s okay, he sold the magical script to the filmmakers. But because he knew his worth, he was an entertainer, a storyteller, so he would continue to draw “truth”, scrutinize other people’s lives. Opposite a wobbly Fletcher was a serious, depressed Raymond played by Charlie Hunnam. He didn’t have to do much, he just needed to be handsome.
The element of surprise in the movie The Gentlemen rests as the MMA coach of Colin Farrell. Dressed in a unique style and behaving like a real gentleman holding a bunch of buffalo-headed juniors, this character becomes an irreplaceable interesting highlight of the movie.
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The Gentlemen is generally a highly entertaining film, pleasing audiences and especially Guy Ritchie himself. Once again, he announced to the world that he would only make the movies he liked, according to his own spirit. However, for a part of the audience who do not understand British culture, or who are too sensitive, perhaps this will be a comedy that does not deserve a clap. Cheap or stylish, bland or interesting, give it a watch for your self-assessment.